Odisha DGP appeals to Maoists suffering from Covid to surrender, assures them medicare assistance

Bhubaneswar : Odisha DGP Abhay today appealed to the Maoist cadres suffering from covid to surrender and assured them to extend all sorts of medicare assistance.

Mr.Abhaya made the appeal while reviewing the LWE activity during his visit to Koraput, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur districts.

He also appealed to the Maoists to leave the path of violence and join the mainstream for peaceful development of the area.

The DGP highly appreciated the cooperation of the BSF jawans in combating the extremist activities in the state and praised the strenuous duties performed by police personnel in fighting Covid 19 pandemic.

He urged all to ensure strict enforcement with empathy to address the pandemic situation in the state.Director intelligence, IG (L&O), SP Koraput were among others who attended the review meeting.

DGP office sources here said Since April 1 last Koraput Police has acted against 4382 mask usage and social distancing rule violators and collected a fine of Rs.18,86,900.

Similarly Malkangiri police has acted against 2479 mask usage violators and collected fine Rs. 7,04,350 and Nabarangpur Police has acted against 3965 mask usage and social distancing rule violators and collected fine of Rs.33,59,200 during the period.

The DGP also reviewed the border enforcement established at Sunki border along Andhra and Chandili border along Chhattisgarh.

He visited Motu under Malkangiri district and reviewed the Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) scenario, Anti-Maoist operations, anti-cannabis initiatives as well as the on-going covid enforcement drive and implementation of lockdown and weekend shutdown in the district

Mr Abhay urged District SP to intensify enforcement measures and ensure strict implementation of lockdown and weekend shutdown.

He also called for strengthening the vigil on interstate movement by more stringent checks at border check posts.

At Motu police station, DGP interacted with the policemen engaged in enforcement duties and verified their wellbeing. The DGP also visited the MV 88 BSF Camp and interacted with the jawans.He also reviewed the border sealing arrangements on Chhattisgarh border.